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					                               L ETTER -W RITING C AMPAIGN
                                 T IPS , F REQUENTLY A SKED
                              Q UESTIONS & S AMPLE L ETTERS
                   One of the most effective ways to raise money for the Walk to Cure Diabetes is to launch
                      a letter-writing campaign. By simply drafting a “dear family and friends” letter explaining
                       why you and your family are participating in the JDRF Walk, you can reach your largest
                   audience without even leaving the comfort of your home! And, it can be your ticket to
                   fundraising success (the average JDRF letter raises over $2,500!). Below are some
frequently asked questions about a letter-writing campaign along with answers that are full of tips and ideas
that will help guide you to reaching (and exceeding!) your team fundraising goal. Also in this packet you will
find sample letters penned by parents, children, siblings, relatives and adults with a connection to type 1
diabetes. We have also included a sample thank you letter to send to your supporters after the Walk. And
please remember that you can also utilize JDRF’s “Walk Central” at www.jdrf.org to tell your personal story
and provide your friends and family with the opportunity to make an online donation to JDRF that will
support you and your JDRF Walk team!

                              FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO LAUNCHING A LETTER-WRITING CAMPAIGN?
Step 1: Develop Your Mailing List: The larger your distribution list, the larger your results! List ideas
include: address book, rolodex, holiday card list, team/league rosters, church/club directories, vendors,
fraternal/alumni groups, classmates, teachers, roommates, neighbors, friends, co-workers, business
colleagues, businesses you frequent, and your email address book.
Step 2: Write Your Letter: Keep these tips in mind:
 Include your individual or team fundraising goal
 If possible, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope with each letter
 Include a deadline for donations that is before the JDRF Walk
 Explain why it’s important to you and/or your family that a cure for diabetes is found
 State that their donation is tax-deductible and that checks should be made payable to JDRF
 Include instructions on how they can donate to you and your team by making an online credit card
  donation. If you are sending your letter electronically, include the links you received when registering for the
  Walk at www.jdrf.org. Provide potential donors with your link to make an online credit card donation, and
  the link to join your team. Providing these links is the most direct route to your personal fundraising page,
  and the quickest and easiest way for people to support you online.
If you have a child with diabetes:
 Print a photo of your child (or your team/family) on the letter
 If he/she has just been diagnosed, describe what your family experienced during that time
 Discuss your child’s daily routine and the impact it has on you and your family
 Explain your concerns about potential complications your child may experience during his/her lifetime if a
  cure for diabetes is not found
If you participated in a JDRF Walk last year and sent out a letter, here are some ideas on what to put
in this year’s letter:
 Details on research progress (visit www.jdrf.org for research updates )
 What’s happened in the life of the person with diabetes since last year
Step 3: Mail Your Letters: Ideally, your letters should go out six weeks before the Walk.
However, successful results have been achieved “in a pinch.”
Step 4: Collect The Money & Turn In Your Donations Before or On Walk Day
Step 5: Send Thank You Notes: Announcing your team’s success and acknowledging your
contributors’ generosity will ensure their future support! Sample thank you letters are in this packet.
WHAT EXACTLY IS A LETTER-WRITING CAMPAIGN? A JDRF letter-writing campaign is a letter written by
a family or person impacted by type 1 diabetes describing their experience with the disease and the
importance of raising money for a cure. The letter is mailed to family, friends, neighbors, etc. requesting their
support of your Walk team by making a donation to JDRF. A credit card donation can be made online by
visiting your personal web page at www.jdrf.org, or they can support your team with a contribution in the
form of check or cash. All check and cash contributions are given directly to you to submit to JDRF before
the Walk or on event day.

CAN A LETTER BE WRITTEN BY A GRANDPARENT, AUNT, UNCLE, OR SIBLING OF A CHILD WITH
DIABETES? Absolutely! Anyone can describe the impact of having a family member with diabetes. The key is
to stress the urgency of finding a cure for the disease, and how a cure will help millions of others in addition
to your loved one. In this packet you will find sample letters penned by children and adults impacted by the
diseases in various ways.

CAN I STILL WRITE A LETTER IF MY CHILD WITH DIABETES IS A YOUNG ADULT? Yes! Until a cure for
diabetes is found, you should continue to write your fundraising letter. When children are no longer school-
aged, it may be more difficult because they may not be living with you anymore, and it’s more challenging to
create stories to share in your letter. However, you are still a concerned parent who wants a cure for your
child. You can share in your letter how you worry about long-term complications and the statistical reality of a
shorter lifespan. Whatever the age of your child, you won’t rest until you know that a cure is found. The
people you send your letter to will understand this too.

CAN I WRITE MY LETTER IF I’M NOT GOING TO BE IN TOWN ON WALK DAY? You bet! The Walk is a
celebration of our fundraising success and the promise for a cure. Even if you can’t attend, you can still help
raise funds for a cure. The people who donate to your letter aren’t giving because you are going to be at the
Walk. They are donating because they care about you and support your need to find a cure for diabetes.

WILL IT REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE IF I DON’T WRITE MY LETTER THIS YEAR? Yes! With the many
family and work obligations we all have, it’s tempting to say, “I’m not going to write my letter this year.” The
truth is, regardless of how late you are getting your letters mailed, late is definitely better than never. There is
no shame in using last year’s letter with a couple of quick edits, or personalizing one of the letters in this
packet. Remember - Your letter makes a difference in helping JDRF mover closer to a cure.

I WROTE A LETTER LAST YEAR. CAN I SEND A LETTER THIS YEAR TO THE SAME PEOPLE? Absolutely!
Many of your past supporters are expecting your letter and have planned on being asked again this year to
support you and your quest to help JDRF find a cure for diabetes.

HOW DO I DISCUSS DIABETES RESEARCH IN MY LETTER? You don’t have to be an expert on diabetes
research to tell others that a cure is close. You can simply say that you are hopeful that a cure will happen
soon due to all of the recent success stories you have read about. You can mention that JDRF is the largest
charitable funder of diabetes research worldwide and has directed more than $1.3 billion to research since its
founding in 1970. It’s important to remember that most of your readers won’t be research experts. They want
to hear about you and to know that you feel confident their contribution will get JDRF closer to a cure.

WHAT DO I DO IF I’M HAVING TROUBLE WRITING MY LETTER? JDRF has included sample letters in this
packet to help you get your creative juices flowing. Please feel free to borrow as much, or as little, as you
would like from these letters. If you’re still at a loss, please contact JDRF at (248) 355-1133. East Lansing
walkers, please ask for Deb Wallace (dwallace@jdrf.org), and if you’re walking in Ann Arbor/Dexter or
Warren, please ask for Rita Combest (rcombest@jdrf.org). Deb or Rita will put you in touch with one of our
Family Team Coaches who will gladly help you with your letter.

SHOULD I ENCLOSE A STAMPED, SELF-ADDRESSED RETURN ENVELOPE WITH MY LETTER? Yes, if
possible. If you have a child with diabetes, put their name on the return envelope so your supporters mail
their contribution directly to your child. He/she will enjoy receiving these contributions in their honor and
benefit from experiencing the outpouring of support.
      LETTER WRITTEN BY PARENTS OF CHILD WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES

                                                Dear Friends and Family,

                                                We are writing to you on behalf of our son, Kurt. On March 21
                                                he was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes – type 1, which means
                                                he will be insulin dependent for the rest of his life. He is
                                                required to constantly check his blood sugar by pricking his
                                                tiny fingers four to seven times per day and having up to three
                                                shots of insulin each day. In addition, a tightly controlled diet
                                                and scheduled food intake is now part of Kurt’s everyday life.
                                                But this insulin that he takes is not a cure; it is merely
                                                Kurt’s life support.

                                                The most heart-wrenching and cruel thing about this disease is
                                                that even if we tightly control Kurt’s diet and sugar levels, over
                                                time, he is still more likely than you and I to have heart disease,
                                                kidney disease, blindness and an early death.

As parents, we try from the moment our children are born to protect them from any harm. We, as a family,
have made it our mission to do everything we can to help find a cure for this disease. We are hoping a cure
will be found soon, but research cannot be done without funding.

We have decided to do more than just “hope” for a cure. On (insert date of Walk), Kurt’s Krew will participate
in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s (JDRF) Walk to Cure Diabetes. JDRF is the largest
worldwide organization dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes. Over 85% of every dollar raised goes directly
to diabetes research and research education. Since 1970, JDRF has provided more than $1.3 billion to
diabetes research. We have put our hope for a cure in JDRF’s hands. Will you please do the same?

There are two ways you can help us make a difference for Kurt and for everyone living with diabetes:
   1. Join our Family Team, Kurt’s Krew, which consists of family and friends who collect donations and
       walk with us. To join the team, please visit www.jdrf.org, click on the green sneaker icon, then go to
       the green “Register For A Walk Now” box. Select Michigan, then click on (name of walk site). When
       you complete your online registration form, please be sure to select (name of your team) from the pull
       down menu in the “Team Name” field!
   2. Send a tax-deductible contribution to the address below by (insert date of Walk or your deadline for
       donations). Please make checks payable to JDRF. Credit card donations to support our team can also be
       made online. Please visit www.jdrf.org and click on the green sneaker icon. In the blue “Donate To A
       Walker” box enter Kurt Morales and follow the instructions provided.

Our goal is to raise $5,000 for diabetes research. Every dollar will help and every dollar will bring us one step
closer to a cure.

Thank you in advance for your support and we hope to see you at the Walk on (insert date of Walk).

With Sincere Thanks,

Sylvia & Marc Morales
1234 Woodland Drive
Livonia, MI 48154
    EMAIL WRITTEN BY ADULT WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES TO CO-WORKERS

The Walk to Cure Diabetes is fast approaching and my team, Pump It Up, will be participating in JDRF’s
(insert city where Walk will be held in) on (insert Walk date) with a team goal of raising $13,500 to help find a cure
for diabetes.

                                            I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 38 years ago and know, too
                                            well, what this disease is capable of, despite great efforts to control it.
                                            People with type 1 diabetes face daily challenges that are invisible to
                                            other people. While doing our best to focus on the positives, shatter
                                            the myths, and achieve our dreams, people with type 1 diabetes are
                                            always mindful of the reality of the disease … the reality that
                                            diabetes:
                                            • Needs constant attention
                                            • Requires multiple insulin injections each day
                                            • Is difficult to manage
                                            • Carries the constant threat of devastating complications
                                            • Will reduce my quality of life and shorten my life span
                                            • Cannot be cure with insulin

So, please consider supporting my team in our effort to conquer diabetes. Raising funds for research remains
the solution for a cure. Remember, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A SMALL DONATION. All
donations will be gratefully accepted and you will receive a colorful JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes sneaker
for your cubicle as a show of support. Please make checks payable to JDRF. There is a signup sheet at my
cube (1314B) or feel free to call me on 26-69911 and I will come to you!

If you would like to join Pump it Up, visit www.jdrf.org, click on the green sneaker icon, then go to the green
“Register For A Walk Now” box. Select Michigan, then click on (name of walk site). When you complete your
online registration form, please be sure to select (name of your team) from the pull down menu in the “Team
Name” field!

You can also donate to my team with a credit card donation by visiting www.jdrf.org and then clicking on the
green sneaker icon. In the blue “Donate To A Walker” box enter my name and follow the instructions
provided.

Thank you for your support and consideration for this worthy cause.

Cathy
                LETTER WRITTEN BY CHILD WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES

Dear Friends, Family & Neighbors:

My name is Jenny and I’m six years old. I love to swim, jump rope, ride my bike, play in the park and play
with my friends and little brother. If you were to see me in the park, you would think that I am a healthy kid.

                                                            However, I have type 1 (juvenile) diabetes and I am
                                                            insulin dependent. As a result, my life is far from
                                                            normal. My daily routine is on a constant schedule
                                                            with almost military precision in order to stay
                                                            healthy. I have breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks,
                                                            finger pokes and insulin shots within a half hour
                                                            deviation each day. I do not fully understand what
                                                            all of this means, but all I know is that sometimes I
                                                            have to eat when I do not want to, and sometimes I
                                                            cannot eat when I am hungry, and that I can never
                                                            sleep-in or have treats when my friends do.
                                                            Growing up with diabetes is very hard. It is hard to
                                                            control and everyday is a challenge.

I monitor my blood sugar five to seven times a day. Each time I poke my finger it feels like a paper-cut. I also
get two or three insulin shots per day. Since I have been diagnosed, I have poked my fingers over 10,439
times and received over 4,216 insulin shots. The shots hurt really bad.

I am the only one in my family with type 1 diabetes. Most people do not know that it can strike any family
and that you can never “grow out of it”. I will be insulin dependent for life. I have been told that I am special,
but I do not want to be special. I just want to be like all the other kids. Diabetes is yucky, and I do not want
to have it and I do not want anyone else to have it. Every day is a struggle of doing things I do not want to do
and hoping I do not develop the complications associated with diabetes. You see, the longer I have diabetes
the more likely I am to develop complications such as kidney disease, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and
nerve damage leading to amputation. Even if I do everything I am supposed to, I can still develop these
complications. I am also likely to live fifteen years shorter than normal. I hate diabetes. A cure is the only
way out.

On (insert date of Walk), my family and friends will be walking together in the Juvenile Diabetes Research
Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes. We have set a team goal of raising $8,450 ($1,000 more than last year)
and would like to ask for your support by sending a tax-deductible contribution to us that we can submit to
JDRF on that day. Please help me and the millions of other kids fight diabetes and find a cure.

JDRF gives more resources to diabetes research than any nonprofit, nongovernmental organization in the
world. Over 85% of every dollar raised by JDRF is channeled directly into research efforts. Since 1970, they
have provided over $1.3 billion to diabetes research.

Please support us by making your check payable to “JDRF” and mail it to the address below by (insert date of
Walk). Thank you for your donations and words of support. We are very grateful!!

Jenny Lee & Family
205 Parkwood
East Lansing, MI 49167
                 LETTER WRITTEN BY CHILD WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES

Dear Family and Friends:

                                        Another year has passed and we are still hoping for a cure for diabetes. I
                                        am now thirteen years old and was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes
                                        when I was seven. Last year I told you about the 9,000 times I had to
                                        poke my fingers to check my blood sugar level...now, it has been about
                                        10,500 times. I also was taking four shots a day, but that changed to six
                                        shots a day.

                                        I had a very exciting thing happen about a month ago. I received an
                                        insulin pump. Now instead of receiving eighteen shots in three days, I
                                        only have to poke myself one time in three days. The pump is going to
                                        help me better control my diabetes, but it is difficult at the beginning
                                        until we find the right amounts of insulin to use. The pump gives me
                                        constant doses of insulin 24 hours a day and when I eat, I can program
                                        more insulin to cover the carbohydrates. Insulin keeps me alive, but
                                        is not a cure.

                                        On (insert date of Walk), my family will be walking in the Juvenile
                                        Diabetes Research Foundation’s (JDRF) Walk to Cure Diabetes in
                                        (insert city where Walk is to be held). Our team name for this year’s Walk is
Peter’s Pals. Our goal is to raise $3,000 to help find a cure for diabetes. All monies rasied will support JDRF.
Of every dollar raised by JDRF, over 85 cents goes directly to diabetes research and JDRF is recognized as
one of America’s 10 best and most trusted charities (for more about JDRF, check out www.jdrf.org).

All I know is that if you could help find a cure, me and other kids who have diabetes could have a better,
more normal life, like many other kids and also have a much brighter future. It would be really great if you
could make history and help us find a cure.

Will you please support my team by making a donation to JDRF or walking on my team this (insert date of
Walk)? No amount is too small! Please make your check payable to JDRF and send to me using the enclosed,
stamped envelope by (insert date of Walk or your deadline to receive donations). To join my team, visit www.jdrf.org,
click on the green sneaker icon, then go to the green “Register For A Walk Now” box. Select Michigan, then
click on (name of walk site). When you complete your online registration form, please be sure to select (name of
your team) from the pull down menu in the “Team Name” field!

You can also donate to my team with a credit card donation by visiting www.jdrf.org and then clicking on the
green sneaker icon. In the blue “Donate To A Walker” box enter my name (Peter Wallace) and follow the
instructions provided.

Thanks very much,

Peter Wallace
       LETTER WRITTEN BY SIBLING OF CHILD WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES

                                                Dear Family and Friends:

                                                It’s that time of year again! We’re getting ready for the Juvenile
                                                Diabetes Research Foundation’s (JDRF) Walk to Cure
                                                Diabetes. With your support, we hope all children with diabetes
                                                will be cured.

                                                  Three years ago my family went on a trip to Florida. My little
                                                  sister Emma was eight years old at the time. Every time we
                                                  turned around she was thirsty or needed to use the bathroom.
                                                  Looking at her she seemed fine, but was very skinny. When we
                                                  returned home, my mom took her to the doctor expecting to
hear she had a bladder infection or something minor and easily treatable. Hours later, I received a call from
my mom telling me that Emma had just been diagnosed with juvenile diabetes and would be staying at the
hospital for a little while. The first trip to the hospital, seeing Emma with the IV and confined to her bed, and
the nurses and hospital staff explaining the things that would be changing, was an awful experience I will
never forget. Through the years Emma has adapted to her new way of life very well. Here it is three years
later and she has an insulin pump. She does her best at being a normal eleven-year old kid.

While most people believe that the insulin Emma takes is a cure, there is no cure at this time. Insulin allows
a person to stay alive but it does not prevent the eventual and devastating effects of diabetes such as
kidney failure, blindness, nerve damage, amputations, heart attack and stroke.

This year, I attended an assembly at Emma’s school where she was asked to speak about diabetes. I sat
listening to my sister talk about taking over 5,170 shots, poking her finger over 11,455 times, and what every
day life is like for her. I wasn’t hearing about her summer plans or sleepovers with friends. I heard how giving
herself a finger poke was like getting a paper cut six to ten times a day. When Emma stepped away from the
podium, over 600 people in that room stood up and clapped. I ask you today to take a stand and help find
a cure for Emma and every other child and adult with diabetes.

There are a couple ways you can help us make a difference for everyone living with diabetes:
• Join our JDRF Family Team, Team Emma! We’re walking on (insert Walk date) at (insert location and city where
Walk is to be held). Emma and I hope her team will raise $5,300. To join our team, please visit www.jdrf.org,
click on the green sneaker icon, then go to the green “Register For A Walk Now” box. Select Michigan, then
click on (name of walk site). When you complete your online registration form, please be sure to select (name of
your team) from the pull down menu in the “Team Name” field!
Or -
• Send a tax-deductible contribution to the address below by (insert Walk date or your deadline to receive donations).
Please make checks payable to JDRF. Credit card donations to support our team can also be made online at
www.jdrf.org. Click on the green sneaker icon, then in the blue “Donate To A Walker” box enter Susan
Lynch and follow the instructions provided.

Thank you for all your support! If we can help you or your family prepare for the walk in any way, please let
us know. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Susan Lynch
7485 Keating
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
(586) 123-4567
    LETTER WRITTEN BY A PARENT OF A CHILD WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES

                                            Dear Friends, Family and Colleagues,

                                            Six years ago, I wouldn't have been able to tell you what diabetes
                                            exactly was. I knew it was some sort of disease that older people
                                            often suffered with. Even though my grandmother was diabetic, I
                                            really didn't understand the magnitude of it. Well, that changed
                                            when our daughter, Tina was diagnosed with type I (juvenile)
                                            diabetes at the age of four.

                                             If you were to ask Tina to describe what it's like to have diabetes,
she would tell you that it's a pain having to stop and test her blood four to six times a day and take two to
three shots of insulin a day. She cannot always eat when she feels hungry and she must eat at times when she's
not. It's frustrating to her when her emotions are all over the map due to her blood sugar readings going up
and down. The thing that really 'bugs' her, she would tell you, is that she feels different from other kids.

As a mother, there hasn't been a day since that life-changing event back in 1999 that I would not have
changed places with her in a second. How painful it is to see your child deal with such a serious disease. And,
although finger pokes and shots are not something you want for your child, somehow, these are the
things you know you can get through. What I worry about is the stuff we can’t. I worry whether or not Tina
will suffer with the complications of diabetes. Will she lose her eyesight? Endure having limbs amputated?
Will her liver or kidneys fail?

At each birthday, Tina looks over at me as she is blowing out her candles and asks "know what I'm wishing
for?" I reply "Yep, I know." Then she'll say "Well, it's NOT a horse" and I'll say "yes, sweetheart, I know." I
know what her wish is, as it is my wish too!

So many of you have supported us in the fight against diabetes and I thank you again and again for your
energy and generosity. My wish and dream is that our daughter will see a cure to this life-threatening disease
in her lifetime, and it is through the efforts and support from folks like yourselves that will realize that dream.

As Team Captain for Tina’s Troop, I ask you, won't you please join my Team this year or consider giving
a donation as we continue to search for a cure? The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk
to Cure Diabetes will be held on (insert date of Walk) in (insert city where Walk is to be held). Last year, JDRF’s
international walk program raised $100 million for diabetes research. You can really feel good about knowing
that over 85 cents of every dollar raised by JDRF goes directly towards diabetes research and research
education. This is one of the best ways I know how to help my daughter and the millions like her.

To join Tina’s Troop, please visit www.jdrf.org, click on the green sneaker icon, then go to the green
“Register For A Walk Now” box. Select Michigan, then click on (name of walk site). When you complete your
online registration form, please be sure to select (name of your team) from the pull down menu in the “Team
Name” field!

To support our team with a gift to JDRF, please send it to me by (insert date of Walk or your deadline to receive
donations). Please make checks payable to JDRF. Credit card donations to support of Tina’s Troop can be
made at www.jdrf.org. Click on the green sneaker icon on the JDRF homepage. Then in the blue “Donate To
A Walker” box enter “Tina Glaves” and follow the instructions provided.

Sincerely,

Karen
  LETTER WRITTEN BY A RELATIVE OF A CHILD WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES
                                  Dear Family, Friends and Neighbors,

                                  I'm writing to you to ask for your support for a very special cause.

                                  About three months ago, I wouldn't have been able to tell you what diabetes
                                  was, let alone that there are two different forms of it. To my knowledge,
                                  diabetes was some sort of disease that only older or obese people suffered
                                  from. I really never understood the MAGNITUDE of it. Well, that all
                                  changed when my niece Emma was diagnosed with juvenile (type 1) diabetes
                                  in January of this year.

                                   Emma is an eight-year-old girl who is outgoing, active and smart. She loves
                                   all kinds of sports, especially soccer. She loves to read and watch DVDs with
                                   her friends. At school, Emma is in the "E.T.C. (exceptionally talented
                                   children) Program". This is a program for academically-advanced students
                                   who need an extra challenge because of being so bright. But, unfortunately to
                                   add to that “extra challenge”, Emma now has to contend with diabetes,
which entails taking up to three shots of insulin a day, and poking her fingers up to six times a day to check
her blood sugar level. She cannot always eat when she feels hungry and must eat at times when she's not. Her
daily routine consists of a "military precision" schedule. The insulin Sarah takes is not a cure for her diabetes,
but merely life support until a cure is found.

For the past three months, it’s been painful and heartbreaking to watch my sister Cathy and brother-in-law
Dan deal with this life-altering event in their daughter’s life. Feeling absolutely helpless, I knew I had to do
something. That’s when I learned about the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) – a non-profit
organization dedicated solely to raising funds to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. Since their founding in 1970,
JDRF has raised over $1.3 billion for diabetes research – more than any other agency in the world!

On (insert date of Walk), I'll be taking part in JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes, along with a half-million other
walkers across the globe. Our goal: To raise over $100 million to fund research for a cure for type 1 diabetes.

This year, I’m recruiting a JDRF Family Walk Team called "Emma’s Army". Becoming a Team Captain for
Emma’s Army is the best (and only) way I know how to help my sister, brother-in-law, and especially Emma,
battle this disease head on. I've set a team goal of raising $2,500 to help find a cure for diabetes – please help
Emma and I reach this goal! There are two ways you can help us make a difference:

1. Join our Family Team, Emma’s Army, which consists of family and friends who collect donations and walk
with us on (insert date of Walk) at (insert location and city where Walk will be held). You’ll enjoy a fun event and
receive a 2009 Emma’s Army t-shirt (designed by Emma herself!). To join the team, please visit www.jdrf.org,
click on the green sneaker icon, then go to the green “Register For A Walk Now” box. Select Michigan, then
click on (name of walk site). When you complete your online registration form, please be sure to select (name of
your team) from the pull down menu in the “Team Name” field!

2. Send a tax-deductible contribution to my address at 16525 Richard, Saline MI. 48176 by (insert date of Walk
or your deadline to receive donations). Please make checks payable to JDRF. Credit card donations to support our
team can also be made online at www.jdrf.org. Click on the green sneaker icon on the JDRF homepage. Then
in the blue “Donate To A Walker” box enter my name (Virginia Kelley) and follow the instructions provided.

Thank you,


Virginia Kelley
                                POST-WALK THANK YOU LETTER




                                               Mark’s Marchers
                                                  ~ 2009 ~
Dear Pam,

Thank you for supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s (JDRF) 2009 Walk to Cure
Diabetes. Your donation, in support of “Mark’s Marchers”, helped JDRF’s Walk sites in Warren, Ann Arbor
and East Lansing raise over $X.X million for diabetes research (fundraising figures per Walk site and overall for the
Chapter can be obtained after the event by contacting JDRF’s Metro Detroit & Southeast Michigan Chapter at 248-355-
1133).

I’m also very pleased (and thrilled) to announce that Mark and his team raised over $5,200! He’s still
grinning from ear to ear with pride over his accomplishment, and rightfully so! The entire Bronson family is
very proud of Mark for his “take charge” attitude when it comes to not only living each day with the
challenges of type 1 diabetes, but also for his determination to find a cure for himself and the millions of
other kids who contend with this disease.

Thank you again for supporting “Mark’s Marchers” and the mission of the Juvenile Diabetes Research
Foundation – to find a CURE for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.

Sincerely,
POST-WALK THANK YOU POSTCARD

				
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